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Executive Director, Australian Institute of Performance Sciences, and researcher at, La Trobe University

Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Performance Sciences, a member of the ISO committee for development of international standards on “The Governance implications of the organisational use of AI”, a Governance Advisor, Business Futurist, Innovation Coach, and Keynote Speaker. He is an experienced CEO, director and chair, and a researcher in enhanced Governance at La Trobe University.

Danny has been engaged by some of Australia’s leading companies as the recognised global expert in the crossover between governance and innovation as it leads to achievement of sustained value creation performance. Danny provides differentiated strategic advisory to ASX10 directors, CEOs, executives, start-ups, governments and collaborative networks. Twice awarded ‘fast-50’ as CEO of a high-tech startup, and as mentor to other leaders, Danny is a professional discipline polymath, and a strategic technology, innovation and organisational governance master-craftsman.

Danny has served on the Faculty Board of Latrobe University’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, as Secretary of the Food and Agriculture Innovation Initiative at Monash University, Executive Director of the CIO Institute of Australia, Director of the Victorian Abalone Central Zone Interim Board, as well as leading a number of private companies.

He has lectured in International Management at Victoria University, and delivered executive development for CPA, Governance Institute of Australia and the Project Management Institute. He was Chair of the Australasian CIO Summit, the Connected Government Forum, Communiqué Director of the Australia 3.0 (Ideas for Australia’s Innovation Economy) Forum, and facilitator of its Technology and Innovation Mining Stream. He served on the Editorial Advisory Board for Strategic Path Magazine, and was awarded the UK computer book of the year award (1985). He was Festival Co-Director of the 2012 South Melbourne Street Fair.

Danny’s PhD thesis “Governance of Value Creation: An Integrated Multi-Disciplinary Model for Sustained Value-Creation in Large-Scale Organisations” seeks to demonstrate a breakthrough link between governance and sustained organisational performance.


  • –present
    PhD Student - Business Innovation, La Trobe University


  • 1985 
    University of Melbourne, BSc